Edward Toggart, MD

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Edward Toggart, MD

Personal Biography:

Dr. Toggart received a medical degree from the University of Maryland and later completed a fellowship in cardiology at Penn State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Toggart joined Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute from the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System in Los Angeles, Calif., where he practiced interventional cardiology. He also was an assistant professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA and has more than 15 years experience working in private practice. 

Board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology, Dr. Toggart is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Toggart specializes in invasive and interventional cardiology and boasts a wealth of research and practical experience. As an investigator on numerous research trials and grants, Dr. Toggart is well published and has written extensively on cardiology-related research.

In his free time, Dr. Toggart enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking, biking and water sports.

Medical Education and Training:

Medical degree: University of Maryland
Fellowship: Penn State University School of Medicine
Board certification: Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology



  • Cardiology
    Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes diagnosis and treatment of cardiac birth defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and arrhythmias. Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called cardiologists.
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Interventional cardiology is the specialized branch of cardiology that treats coronary artery disease with balloon angioplasty and stenting, therapies that unblock clogged arteries that supply blood to the heart, stop heart attacks and relieve angina, or chest pain. To perform angioplasty, doctors, called interventional cardiologists, thread a small, flexible tube, or catheter, with an uninflated balloon on its tip, from an artery in the groin to the blockage. At the blockage, they inflate the balloon to push open the blockage and restore blood flow through the artery. They may also guide a stent, a tiny mesh tube, to the point of the blockage to “prop open” the artery.